WRPD and Task Force Take Down Meth Dealer
By Joe Bachman
A 31-year-old Wisconsin Rapids woman has been charged with selling methamphetamine after selling to a confidential informant.
According to police reports, on Aug. 1, members of the Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force and the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department launched an investigation regarding the drug related activities of Jessica Johnson. A confidential informant worked with authorities to secure a purchase of contraband from Johnson in the area of 9th St. North and Baker St. in Wisconsin Rapids.
The informant was equipped with a recording device, and at approximately 2:32 p.m., the sale was setup to take place inside a vehicle. Johnson allegedly made various statements as to confirm her identity, and gave the informant a “half-ball” after the sale.
Later on, the informant returned a cigarette box containing a gem bag with methamphetamine inside to police.
If convicted, Johnson faces up to 12 years and six months imprisonment and up to $25,000 in fines. She was on bail at the time for previous charges of methamphetamine possession. Her initial appearance in court is Oct. 17.